Books: Making meaning out of mess

By MELANIE TAKEFMAN
April 20, 2016 18:23

How can a third generation Holocaust survivor and daughter of a hoarder make her way in the world?

3 minute read.



piles of garbage

Under the piles of garbage, a mother-daughter relationship prevails. (photo credit:ILLUSTRATIVE PHOTO: WIKIMEDIA COMMONS)

 If you are either Jewish, the descendant of a genocide survivor, intimately acquainted with the life of a hoarder, or all of the above, White Walls will feel like home.

Judy Batalion’s debut book is subtitled “a memoir about motherhood, daughterhood, and the mess in between.”

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